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Meet the Young Artists’ Academy

This week the Kimball Art Center announced students that have been accepted into the 2010/2011 Young Artists’ Academy. The Young Artists’ Academy is an organization for students dedicated to the study and practice of the visual arts. This select group of 15 Summit and Wasatch County artists between the ages of 13-18 develops their ideas and philosophies of visual art through a variety of creative projects and community events. Students in this program enrich their portfolios and resumes, meet local artists and explore careers in the visual arts.

"We had over 40 talented applicants this year," says Diersen, "and the group is limited to 15 students, so it was a very tough jury process. We’d like to thank everyone who applied and hope that they will continue to pursue the broad range of art education opportunities at the Kimball and in the community." Students accepted into YAA are required to commit six hours each month for meetings and activities and be present for all critiques. "This program is wonderful for students who are pursuing visual arts early in life," Diersen says. "We work on many different projects and participate in a variety of exhibitions that help these young artists develop their talents and prepare them for college and visual art careers."

The Kimball Art Center would like to congratulate the following students:

  • Returning members:

    Cheyenne Lynsky 12th grade, PCHS

    Emma Johnson 11th grade, PCHS

    Blake Peterson 12th grade, PCHS

    Maggie Avila 11th grade, PCHS

    Katie Leventhal 8th grade, Rowland Hall

    Ana Cruz 12th grade. PCHS

    Francesca Durham 9th grade, TMIS

    Ali Mitchell 11th grade, PCHS

    Taylor Flemming 9th grade, TMIS

    Julia Wythe 11th grade, PCHS

    Maike Wells 8th grade, TMIS

  • New members:

    Natalya Polukoff, 10th grade, PCHS

    Nicholas Grant 11th grade, PCHS

    Cecilia (Cheech) Minniear 10th grade, PCHS

    Sierra Wakefield 8th grade, TMIS

  • Alumni (non-attending):

    Sydney Staples 11th grade

    Fee Michalik Au Pair from Germany

    Amelia Fitch 12th grade (North Summit HS; accepted to Cornish College, Seattle)

    James Durham 7th grade, Ecker Hill

    Kaleb Horman 12th grade, home school

    For more information about the Young Artists’ Academy, contact Jenny Diersen, the Education Director, at 649-8882 ext. 112 or education@kimballartcenter.org .


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